I invited Nathan Stahlman and Jim Voorhies, from Instructional Technologies, Inc. (ITI),  to visit the lab today to show them the computers and talk about the kinds of research we do in ELL.  ITI has been partnering with the CMDC program for the last year and a half, sponsoring our 2D simulation summer study last year and our iPublishing summer study this one.  Since meeting them, they have hired five of our students and Nathan now sits on the CMDC’s Advisory Committee.  But the most important issue to mention about Nathan and Jim is that they are both geeks. So, when they saw the vintage computers, it did get them pretty excited.  It was clear that Nathan loved my Apple IIGS Woz Edition and Jim my IMac Flat Panel “Sunflower.”  Did I mention that I am getting my Mac Plus back this weekend?